April 2016 #Obsidianchat Summary

Obsidian Learning

Art is a member of the ADL CMI-5 committee , and is an expert on both xAPI and CMI-5. E.g. simulations, social learning, gaming, mentoring. You can of course also track traditional elearning with xAPI.” -@AWerkenthin.

The Role of xAPI in Creating Powerful Learning Experiences for the Modern Workforce

Origin Learning

SCORM was not enough to track user/learner progress. It was originally a research project that was awarded to Rustici Software by ADL. It was originally a research project that was awarded to Rustici Software by ADL. xAPI ensures that informal learning is tracked.

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Why the Experience API (xAPI) Is Crucial to Your eLearning Success

Trivantis

The Experience API (xAPI) is an updated standard for tracking eLearning; it shows a more complete picture of your learners’ activity than SCORM does. Years later, when SCORM couldn’t do everything needed, the ADL asked Rustici Software to create an updated standard: The Experience API or xAPI.

Reflections on DevLearn’s xAPI Hyperdrive

MakingBetter

Megan & I spent the bulk of our time helping the eLearning Guild with the xAPI Hyperdrive and the xAPI in Practice track. Speaking of events, ADL has a PlugFest happening in December in Orlando.

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Tin Can API & the Future of E-Learning

Learnnovators

This standard is being developed by Rustici Software (with a world-wide active community participating and contributing) for Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) – the keepers of SCORM. However, ‘Experience API’ is ADL’s official name for this standard.

What is Tin Can?

eFront

Mobile learning, simulations, virtual worlds, serious games, real-world activities, experiential learning, social learning, offline learning, and collaborative learning are just some of the things that can now be recognized and communicated well with the Tin Can API. ADL (the keepers of SCORM) is the steward of this new specification aka “the next generation of SCORM.”. Both SCORM and Tin Can API allow track completion; track time; track pass/fail; and report a single score.

SCORM vs. Tin Can (xAPI): which is right for your LMS?

Academy of Mine

Tracking completion of a course. Tracking the time spent in a course. Tracking learning outside of the LMS, such as: Simulations. The Developer. Do you have questions about having a SCORM compliant learning management system (LMS)?

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Mlearn conference Day 1

Challenge to Learn

Judy brings out a weekly newsletter (for the ADL) on mobile developments. The fact remains that TinCan allows you to track a learning experience outside an LMS. Deploying experiences on tablets using simulations, by Ken Spero.

Important Features of an Ideal Rapid Authoring Tool

CommLab India

Tracking assessments. Games, Scenarios, and Simulations. Effectively designed games, scenarios, and simulations prove very useful in enhancing the quality of online training. Adding software simulations. Use variables for personalization and data tracking.

xAPI, LRS – The Interview

eLearning 24-7

Aaron, can you tell me a little bit about your background and how you became involved with ADL? Two months after my layoff, a company called CTC recruited me to work for ADL. I worked with ADL from 2003-2006 and participated in the Technical Working Group afterwards.

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Singapore Learning Symposium Resources #SLS2013

Kapp Notes

2011) A meta-analytic examination of the instructional effectiveness of computer-based simulation games. ” After a month of game playing, the researchers found that subjects who played action games boosted their ability to track multiple objects in a short amount of time.

SCORM vs Tin Can API: The difference between compact discs and iTunes

ProProfs

At some point in the past, eLearning standards were built for facilitating interoperability between content and LMS; now with SCORM and especially Tin Can API, it’s about tracking learning experiences as much as it is about interoperability. Track informal learning (simulation, games etc).

The Building Blocks of a Successful e-Training Program

ICS Learning

Metrics are measurable performance parameters that can be used as feedback to evaluate the training results, to help refine the implementation strategy and to keep the training initiatives on track. Keeping your training solution in this framework will allow you to keep the big picture in mind and will help you keep the project on track. Simulation. Simulations are one method of providing a safe, controlled and convenient way to practice these newly acquired skills.

The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms

LearnUpon

ADL (Advanced Distributed Learning). A cloud-based LMS is a web-based platform that helps companies to deliver, track, and report on eLearning. The main difference between a cloud LMS and other solutions is that learning content, tracking and reporting data is stored in the cloud.

Tin Can vs. SCORM: What’s It All About?

KZO Innovations

Tin Can (or the Experience API), the successor to SCORM, is an e-Learning software specification that allows learning content and learning systems to speak to each other in a manner that records and tracks all types of learning experiences. Both SCORM and the Tin Can API were developed by the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL), a research group sponsored by the DoD, with help from Rustici Software.

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Ultimate eLearning terms you should know: Part 2 (M-Z)

LearnUpon

The rise of mLearning has also driven adoption of the Tin Can xAPI eLearning content standard which can track far more learning activities than older standards like SCORM. SCORM defines how online learning content speaks to, and tracks results back to, an LMS.

TinCan Demystified

eFront

The standard is developed by the company RUSTICI but ADL is still the steward of the specification, just like SCORM. A nice side-effect of the messaging system is that any enabled device or program can send Tin Can API statements (mobile phones, simulations, games, real world activities etc.). In SCORM 2004, the sequencing is completely dynamic; the sequencing implementation identifies the next activity based on both Tracking Model and Sequencing Definition Model of activities.

Top 11 Disruptive E-Learning Technologies For 2013

Learnnovators

Tin Can API is a new and evolving learning technology specification (from ADL – the SCORM people). It allows track informal learning experiences such as playing games and simulations, and also real-world activities (such as visiting web sites, attending conferences, etc.)

Webinar Q&A: Empowering Continuous Learning with the Experience API (xAPI)

Experience API

You can think of an LRS as “the part of the LMS that implements xAPI and that tracks learning activity”. Answer: There’s four different Open Source LRSs that I’m aware of: Learning Locker , ADL LRS , lxHive and TinMan. For the Bookmarket, how is the person tracked. Bookmarklets are just one way of tracking self-reported informal learning. Does all content have to be marked as tracked by the user? Is there no automatic tracking? Wellness tracking.

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Best of the Best: Content Authoring Tools

eLearning 24-7

To give you an example, the free version is ADL SCORM 2004 certified (many commercial paid ones are not). Includes assessments, simulation capability and wizards. Very nice set of features including multi-track editing, ability to publish not just to YouTube but also Vimeo, picture in picture and audio scrubbing. While traditionally best of the best are announced in December, I decided why wait.